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Beaupre is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Beaupre family lived in Devon. Looking back further, we can't help but mention the obvious reference to the town Beaupreau in France and the structure of the name. Beaupers or bewpers were manufacturers of linen and woollen goods in France. Hence the name could be an occupational name of tradespeople who emmigrated there.

Beaupre Early Origins



The surname Beaupre was first found in Cornwall, where they held a family seat from ancient times. The name originated in the town of Beaupre in France and came to England with the conquest.

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Beaupre Spelling Variations


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Beaupre Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Beaupre, Beapre, Baupre, Bowprey, Boughpray and others.

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Beaupre Early History


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Beaupre Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beaupre research. Another 324 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Beaupre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beaupre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beaupre Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Beaupre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Beaupre or a variant listed above were:

Beaupre Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Bail De Beaupre, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Jean Baptiste Beaupre, who came to New Orleans in 1727
  • Victoire Beaupré married in Terrebonne in 1776

Beaupre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Philip Beaupre, who arrived in Chicago in 1840
  • William Beaupre, who settled in Wisconsin in 1863

Beaupre Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Nicolas Beaupre, who settled in Quebec sometime between 1603 and 1683

Beaupre Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pierre-François Beaupré married in Quebec in 1725
  • Pierre Beaupré married in Rageot in 1728
  • François Beaupré married in Saint-Sulpice in 1738
  • Charles Beaupré married in Saint-Sulpice in 1746

Beaupre Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Amabel Beaupre, who came to Canada in 1832
  • Amabel Beaupre, who landed in Canada in 1832
  • John Beaupre, who landed in Canada in 1833
  • John Beaupre, who came to Canada in 1833

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beaupre (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beaupre (post 1700)



  • Edouard Beaupré (1881-1904), American circus and freak show giant, strongman, and a star in Barnum and Bailey's circus
  • Theodore Beaupre, American politician, Village President of Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, 1924-26
  • Ralph E. Beaupre Sr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bloomfield, 1954
  • Michael C. Beaupre, American politician, Village President of Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, 1931-32
  • Jack Beaupre, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1964
  • Arthur Matthias Beaupré (1853-1919), American politician, U.S. Minister to Colombia, 1903; Argentina, 1904-08; Netherlands, 1908-11; Luxembourg, 1908-11; Cuba, 1911-13
  • Robert Beaupre, American banker
  • Charles-François Beautemps Beaupré (1766-1854), French hydrographer, hydrographic engineer and cartographer
  • Benjamin Beaupré (1780-1842), businessman and political figure in Lower Canada
  • Pascal Beaupré (b. 1983), Canadian politician from Quebec
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    11. ...

    The Beaupre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beaupre Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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